I’m pretty sure they come with Tater-Tots. So… you know… that’s… nice.
Napoleon Dynamite: “Are you gonna eat your tots?”
Pedro Sanchez: “No.”
Napoleon Dynamite: “Can I have ’em?”
Pedro Sanchez: *nods*
Napoleon Dynamite: *grabs Tater-Tots, shoves them in his pocket and resumes eating lunch*
– Jon Heder & Efren Ramirez – Napoleon Dynamite
About this image: digital photograph taken with smart phone (moderately edited in Photoshop)
Cool! And what a great movie!
Many thanks, El!
I’m glad you think so, too! Otherwise I might have felt like ‘an idiot… geez…’!
*in my best N.D.*
Coney’s absolutely looks like the kind of place that would sell tater-tots. And your camera phone shots look better than what I could do with a fancy SLR.
I SERIOUSLY doubt that, Madame! You are far too humble… and kind!
I was kind of wishing I had a DSLR with when I was shooting this… the noise my phone creates in low-light situations is… kind of distracting to me. Which is odd, because normally I don’t mind noise in a ‘gritty’ scene. Hmm… oh well. Maybe next time.
I don’t know which I enjoy more, the picture or the quote. Hmmm, might be the tater tots! 😉
It’s GOT to be the tots, Ms. G!
It’s all about the tots!
There’s something greasy and Boogie-like in this photo. I love the subdued green popping out of the black and white.
Thanks so much, S.F!
That’s exactly the kind of ‘feel’ I was going for (so it’s incredibly nice to hear your thoughts on this). I just wish I could have changed a few details… I like parts of this… but other things… hmmm… I’m still not so sure about some things here.
Another movie I never got the appeal….haha You and I just can’t go to the movie together
By the time we finally compromised on what to see the theater would probably be closing for the night!
Have a good start to the week Mr. SIG 🙂
Thank you so much, Ms. B!
I hope your week is going very well, too!
Oh, I like it, SIG! Cool, subtle shot. I like that it’s in the corner. It is, right? And, that you can see inside. Not to mention the faint green. Very Cool!!
Thanks very much, B.F! I do like parts of this… but… I kind of wish I could change a few things (mostly that I had taken this one with my DSLR… low-light doesn’t always seem to agree with my phone camera). Oh well.
Very good eye!It is indeed a corner… I originally tried cropping it further in, but it seemed to work a bit better with a bit more light / background area in the left (I think… maybe… kind of).
I have always favoured b&w photographs over the coloured alternatives but with your fine artistry you have managed to produce something with both mediums, I like this one very much and the subtle green in the neon lights is an effectual way of enhancing this particular work of art. Excellent…
Many thanks, my friend! I have to admit, I’m kind of partial to B/W, too (although I’m sure you already noticed that)! I was pretty happy with the selective color, but I was wishing this was shot with my DSLR instead of my phone. The phone seems to work well unless it’s a low-light situation (then the noise gets a bit out of hand… which is strange for me to say as I usually like noise for ‘grungy’ scenes… but there’s just something about the noise here… I’m not so sure it works for me). Oh well. Such is life!
I rather like the effect and the colour is a perfect choice too SIG 🙂 This is the perfectionist in you wanting everything to your own liking but as you can see from the many comments your work is appreciated by everyone here my great friend and so well done on this offering 🙂 It rocks…
Thank you so much, Andro!
Your kindness is always sincerely appreciated! Makes me feel much better (even if I’m feeling like I haven’t quite gotten the image I was hoping for)… it’s nice to know my readers are so kind that they won’t be running for the nearest exit!
When I first saw the title of your post, I thought we’d have a photo of a cute bunny rabbit. Coney Island was famously named after all of the little bunnies (aka Coneys) hopping around. 🙂
That’s… that’s kind of awesome, Ms. C! I had NO idea! I think you should be teaching history classes, too! Fascinating!!!
What?! Coney Island was named after bunnies?! Now I feel even worse that it’s totally under water right now.
Where did you find this sign that it doesn’t have a misused apostrophe in it? I’m impressed.
I never would have guessed! My island trivia is really slipping.
Hahaha… you mean… it’s not ‘possessive’? Look at me… all laughing like I actually had the first clue.
Yum! Now I’m hungry for an old-fashioned chili dog. And I’m taking full credit for the Napoleon Dynamite inspiration.
It’d be really nice if you could pull me into town for an old-fashioned chili dog…
Just had to mention that, although there was no chili to be had, I DID enjoy hot dogs for dinner last night – haven’t had them in ages and they were yummy!
Sounds like a great start to me, Peg!
Hard to go wrong with hot dogs! One of the rare items that don’t have me worried I’m about to set of the smoke-detector!
just came by to say hello ive fell way behind on fb hope your well xjen
I sincerely appreciate that, J.G!
And I certainly know how that goes… I can’t remember the last time I actually felt ahead of things!
I hope you are doing very well, too!
That must be the cafe where the Coneheads hang out
When my people come to colonize this planet, this restaurant will be on the protected rolls, and no harm will come to it.
OK I’m going to apply for a job at that restaurant
Seems like being spared from cone-head wrath might be a pretty good thing!
Vote for Pedro
He did offer us his protection…
You’ve taken almost all the color out of the neon and you still make it look good.
Many thanks, sir!
I went back and forth with how much color to include there…
still not sure about this one in general…
the idea is there, but… oh, well.
Not bad for smart phone Shot my friend , Beautiful 🙂
Many thanks, Jake!
It is nice to have that camera in my phone… wish it worked a bit better in low-light situations, though… I’m not sure this one turned out quite as well as I’d hoped it might.
That is a great shot, and I like the quote, too. Was that the craziest movie, or what? Pass me one of those dang quesadillas, will you?
I know, right?! The funny thing is… parts of that movie were a bit reminiscent of my experience(s) growing up… hahaha… not sure what that really says about me (and maybe I don’t want to know, either)!
beautiful nostalgic feel in this image. Extremely well done SIG
Many thanks, Astra! I have to admit… I’m kind of wishing I’d had my DSLR for this one (I really like having that camera in my phone, but I’m not a huge fan of how it performs in low-light – while I typically don’t mind noise in a ‘gritty’ scene, the noise here is kind of… hmmm…).
The noise here adds some subtle feeling on the image. A criminal scene or a detective story. I love that!! 😀 Well done!
Thank you so very much, Cristina!
I was hoping there would be a hint of mystery here, but I wasn’t quite sure it was doing what I’d hoped, so that is incredibly nice to hear!
For me the noise isn’t an issue – it adds to the artistry of the image. And, here’s the bonus – with the DSLR you’d have had to work hard in photoshop to achieve the same effect! Sounds like you chose the right tool for the job Bob – your audience love the finished article 🙂
I assume they sell Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail with their Tater Tot’s 😉
To tell you the truth I tried to ‘modify’ the noise a bit (by overlaying a layer with Photoshop generated noise on top of the image). It’s weird… I like a nice film-grain… but the noise here just looked a bit… I don’t know… like it was almost clumped in blurry patches (kind of odd). Anyway, I thank you very much for your kind words, Martin (because I was thinking some ‘grit’ was appropriate here, but I just wasn’t sure I’d achieved that in an appropriate way)!
HA! I’ll have to try order that next-time and see what they say!
Excellent piece- Late 50s-60’s atmosphere.
Had to look up coneys. I assume we are referring to a type of hot dog as opposed to rabbit. Then again you could serve rabbit covered in chili with tatter tots (Baby potatoes ?) . Is a coney catcher a type of short order cook ? 😉
Many thanks, sir! I appreciate your kind words very much!
Hahaha… I sure hope so… unless the hot dogs were… um… a specialty-meat type item! I guess you never know (and maybe sometimes it’s just better that way)!
Ha! I’m not sure about that… but I’ve got a pretty amusing mental image of one that is!
You know Robert I like the movie lines you put with your pictures. They always seem to go with your theeme
Thanks so much, J.B!
It’s funny… sometimes I almost seem to have a more difficult time trying to decide what lines to use than what picture to post / use / edit! You would think it would always be the other way around!
Oh, Robert, I’m so late. Sorry dude. I’m sure you’ll understand, I’ve been very distracted with… Stuff!
Lots of Stuff!
I like your picture… but I hated that movie!
But I do not hold this against you, Robert.
For you I can make a special exception. 🙂
I do indeed understand, S.E! Please… no need to apologize! You are always so good about leaving such kind comments…
sometimes stuff just happens! No worries!
Hahaha… thank you, S.E! You know… it’s funny (or maybe not), I was reading your comment from my dashboard / control panel rather than the post itself and I couldn’t even remember what movie I had quoted! I had to go back to the post to remind myself! I’ll tell you… my memory… it’s just not what it used to be (and it never was much to write home about)!
Proving once again you don’t need a big heavy camera to take a great shot.
What I need more than anything is some serious help.
But I sincerely appreciate your great kindness, as always, sir!
you and me both, pal!
at least I’m in good company, then!
Did you go there for lunch often?
We do sometimes…
not as much as we used to, because it seems to be getting a bit more expensive (of course, what isn’t these days, right?)!
Napoleon never really asked for much and I’m glad he stuffed the tater-tots away, he carped the diem. As indeed you did with this great shot and a decent Coney’s wouldn’t be a Coney’s without that wonderful filmy grain!
GOSH (in my best N.D)! Thanks so much, Ms. K! You are always so incredibly kind to me!
Lovely shot.. 🙂
Many thanks, sir!
Coneys are good… but it’s no Holy Guacamole Dog!